Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of time to write. We here in the Boston area got between 18 and 24 inches of snow, depending upon locale, and that meant that many businesses, including my office, were closed yesterday. I have work to catch up on, of course, so I can't spend an hour or so regaling you with snow-related stories.
However, my upstairs neighbors did something so cool, I can't pass up the opportunity to show it to you. Our duplex has, aside from the usual front walk and sidewalk, a 60-foot driveway that had to be cleared. After sharing a couple of hours of shoveling duty with them, I went inside to watch the Celtics trounce the Sacramento Kings. All the while, I saw them through our front window, shoveling a bit, then packing snow into crates, measuring heights, shoveling some more, and so forth. They did this for the entire time the game was on.
Me? You couldn't have gotten me out there to shovel more snow if you told me there were gold bars under it. They, being younger, took it as an opportunity for fun now that the stuff that had to be done was finished. And, when I came out to go to work this morning, I saw the results of their labors.
[This is the view from our house. It gets better.] [From the street.] [Today is trash day, so the depressions are handy.]
Just way cool. It started my day off with a smile, God bless 'em.
Soon, with more better stuff.